Election 2022 - First Look

Tue, June 14, 2022 11:30 AM at Mackinac Room of the state’s Anderson House Office Building, 124 N. Capitol Ave. in downtown Lansing.

With two major elections upcoming in 2022, Michigan State University’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research spotlights incumbent challenges, voting behavior and new measures of partisan election fairness in its June Forum.

Registration is open now for Election 2022: First Look on Tuesday, June 14, at 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the Mackinac Room of the state’s Anderson House Office Building, 124 N. Capitol Ave. in downtown Lansing.

Panelists will offer their perspectives on the upcoming August primaries and how the 2022 playing field has changed in advance of November general elections. What impact will the primary elections have on the general election and what effect will new district lines have on primary and general election races?

A special feature: IPPSR will be sharing its new Partisan Advantage Tracker, a user-friendly way to measure election fairness and track election outcomes. “This is a great way to quickly assess whether the electoral districts, just drawn in Michigan under a brand new process, are fair and whether they favor one party at the expense of others,” Grossmann said.

A light luncheon will be served, available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Panelists include:

  • Matt Grossmann, Ph.D., Director, IPPSR, Professor of Political Science, Michigan State University
  • Zach Gorchow, Executive Editor and Publisher, Gongwer News Service/Michigan


Presentations and videos from past IPPSR Public Policy Forums – ranging from COVID-19, to K-12 educational reforms, mental health, criminal justice and water safety crises – are available at http://bit.ly/2nImpSR.

As a unit of the College of Social Science, IPPSR is focused on public policy, political leadership and survey research. It administers the Michigan Political Leadership Program, the Michigan Applied Public Policy Research Program, the Office for Survey Research and State of the State Survey.

IPPSR is also known for its Michigan Policy Wonk Blog, State of the State Podcast, Michigan Policy Insiders Panel, Correlates of State Policy, Michigan Applied Public Policy Research grants, Public Policy Fellowships and IPPSR Affiliated Faculty from across the MSU campus.

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